Class 4A state wrestling: Tuttle comes away with six individual champions and sixth straight team title

The Tigers had wrestlers in eight of the 14 Class 4A championship matches held Saturday night at State Fair Arena, and six of them came away with victories — the last being the most dramatic of all.
by Scott Wright Modified: March 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm •  Published: March 1, 2014
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photo - Tuttle's Dustin Mason celebrates his win over Weatherford's Jose Cuevas in the 285-pound match during the Oklahoma State wrestling championships at the State Fair Arena, Saturday, March 1. 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Tuttle's Dustin Mason celebrates his win over Weatherford's Jose Cuevas in the 285-pound match during the Oklahoma State wrestling championships at the State Fair Arena, Saturday, March 1. 2014. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Tuttle wrestling fans got an exciting ending to an exciting day.

The Tigers had wrestlers in eight of the 14 Class 4A championship matches held Saturday night at State Fair Arena, and six of them came away with victories — the last being the most dramatic of all.

Tuttle heavyweight Dustin Mason earned a 2-1 decision over Weatherford’s Jose Cuevas in the fourth overtime period, the ultimate tiebreaker, by holding the top position through the 30-second period. Cuevas escaped Mason’s hold, but it happened just after time expired, making for a tense few moments as the referees sorted it out.

“We’ve been on a good run, and that last match was really exciting,” Tuttle coach Matt Surber said. “The standard for Tuttle wrestling is really high, and the hard work paid off.”

With 178.5 points the Tigers cruised to the team title for the sixth straight year. Cushing was a distant second with 86 points.

Ten Tuttle wrestlers qualified for state, none finishing worse than third. The six individual titles matched the Tigers’ total from last year, when they qualified seven for the finals.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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